De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

In his waning weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making one last-ditch effort to ban New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, a promise he made when he first became mayor and a long controversial issue that has been the target of animal rights advocates. Mayor Bill de Blasio has long sided with animal… Continue reading De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

Chicago bans horse-drawn carriages

Horse drawn carriage, Chicago. Image: NBC.

City Council votes to pull horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Chicago by year end CHICAGO (Apr. 24, 2020) — Horse-drawn carriages in Chicago will be a thing of the past after City Council voted 46-4 Friday to ban them by the end of the year. For years, animal rights activists and some aldermen have tried… Continue reading Chicago bans horse-drawn carriages

Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages

MONTREAL, QUE.: MAY 18, 2016-- Moise Cohen and his horse Chanel wait for a fair in Old Montreal on Wednesday May 18, 2016. Cohen said he has no idea how he will pay the bills to keep his horse now that Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has announced a ban on caleches for a period of one year just as the peak summer season is about to begin. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

To tourists they are a time-honored, charming way of seeing the sights, but animal rights activists say Montreal’s horse-drawn carriages are a cruel and unnecessary relic of yesteryear. A longstanding feud between the coachmen and their critics looks set to end however with the unique mode of transport set to disappear from the streets of… Continue reading Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages